October 8, 2017
Today, during Rally Liepāja there has been a civil helicopter crash near the SS11 finish. Rally rescue crews and medics close to the accident site were immediately deployed and were first to respond to the civil helicopter accident site, but has now given full responsibility of the crash site to the State rescue and law enforcement departments, taking care of all the rescue works, and giving all the official statements.
In contrary to publicly available information, the civil helicopter was not involved in the organising the rally – it was not the filming, or safety helicopter.
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